Creating a Mother’s Day brunch is possible even with linked food allergies such as lactose intolerance and celiac disease, Here are some helpful suggestions for moms with these dietary needs.
Homemade fries is one of my favorite foods, and it’s an easy treat to fix for four to six people. You will need 2-3 tablespoons of canola oil, 2 pounds of red potatoes, ¼-teaspoon salt, and freshly ground black pepper. The directions are simple but usually involve a lot of messy cooking oil splattering out of the skillet. I prefer to bake the potatoes and keep clean-up to a minimum. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). While the oven is heating, wash and cut the potatoes into wedges. Dry the wedges with a paper towel or clean cloth and dip these into a bowl full of the oil. Lay the potatoes on a greased baking sheet, and sprinkle potatoes with the salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake the potato wedges for 45 minutes or until the potatoes turn crisply brown. Serve the potatoes hot.
Perfect scrambled eggs, for four people, usually have whole milk as an ingredient, but this is not a choice for people with allergies. Fortunately, there are options for people with special dietary needs. The essential ingredients to non-dairy scrambled eggs are whisking and seltzer water. Take 8 large eggs, a pinch of salt, 1 grind of black pepper, and whisk these ingredients in a bowl. Prepare the pan by melting non-dairy, unsalted butter over high heat until the butter covers the bottom of the pan and bubbles. Add the eggs to the middle of the pan and begin to scramble the eggs with a rubber or, preferably, a silicone spatula. A silicone spatula is less likely to burn and be a ruined kitchen utensil while you are preparing the eggs. Add a tablespoon of unflavored seltzer water to the curding eggs and stir until the eggs are fluffy. Be careful how much you stir because stirring too frequently will give you small egg curds that are hard to keep on a fork. Occasional stirring will keep the eggs in larger curds and fluffy. Serve eggs immediately when done.
Fresh Fruit Treats
Fresh fruit is always a welcome addition to a Mother’s Day brunch. Look for in-season fruits such as cherries, apricots, blueberries, blackberries, and oranges to create a platter of tempting and healthy treats. For a tastier addition to the meal, try chocolate covered fruit. Take 8 ounces of vegan chocolate, break this into pieces, and melt the chocolate in a double boiler over low heat, stirring frequently to make sure the chocolate does not burn. When the chocolate is creamy, reduce the heat to low and dip fruits in the chocolate. Use an inexpensive single burner to keep the chocolate liquid during the celebration, or dip the fruit in chocolate and refrigerate until the chocolate is hard.